Special Event: Live Internet TV Broadcast Kick-Starts Intro to New Millenium Motorcycles

29 October 1999

Wall-to-Wall Coverage of the Southern California CycleWorld Int'l Motorcycle Show Offers an Exclusive Look at the Latest Models, Accessories & Aftermarket Products

AUTO CENTRAL-- The long awaited first look at model year 2000 motorcycles will finally come to end this Thanksgiving holiday weekend when the CycleWorld International Motorcycle Show cruises into the Long Beach Convention Center. And The Auto Channel will once again provide complete live TV-on-the-Net coverage of the exposition from Friday, November 26th through Sunday, the 28th.

The Auto Channels broadcasts will allow Internet users and motorcycle enthusiasts around the world to experience every aspect of the event. In all, TACH will present 13 half-hour programs that feature interviews with representatives from the top manufacturers. Each manufacturer will in turn unveil their next millenium models for the global audience. The exhibitor list includes Harley-Davidson, Ducati, Yamaha, Honda, Kawasaki, BMW, Triumph, Suzuki, Victory, Buell, Aprilia, Cagiva, Laverda, Moto Guzzi and ATK. Interviews with motorcycle racing personalities and celebrities are also scheduled for each broadcast. The shows will then be archived for continuous on-demand access.

Returning this year is "Motorcycle Trivia Challenge", TACHs highly successful TV-style game show that pits 2 contestants against each other in an effort to win a bag-full of valuable prizes. Contestants will be selected from the audience attending the exposition. The game shows will also be broadcast live over the Internet and archived for continuous access. Twelve episodes are planned during the 3 days.

All broadcasts will be staged at The Auto Channel studio exhibit, booth #1262. A complete list of show times and the interview schedule will be listed directly at http://www.theautochannel.com/cybercast/cwims00/index.html?EVENTS.

Live coverage of this event is presented in association with the expositions management group, Team Powersports, a division of media giant Advanstar Communications, Inc. Advanstar Communications is a leading worldwide business information provider, publishing 112 publications, producing 102 trade shows and expositions, and providing a variety of marketing services to 19 industries. Aftermarket Business Magazine, one of the Advanstar publications, is a strategic partner of The Auto Channel in marketing to the automotive aftermarket industry.

TACH is the Internets most complete and comprehensive automotive information resource, covering 18 subject categories; with more than 100,000 screen pages of information; 16 searchable databases and price guides; hundreds of new vehicle reviews for each of the last five model years; and the largest streaming video library on the internet, including full line factory footage for most of the automobile manufacturers.

To watch any of the broadcasts Internet users will need Windows Media Player, which is available free of charge through The Auto Channel. For best results, modems faster than 28.8kbs should be used, but 28.8kbs modems are also acceptable. Windows Media Player is compatible with both Netscape and Internet Explorer browsers.

The Auto Channel Internetwork can be accessed at http://www.theautochannel.com.

Exposition times, ticket prices, travel directions and exhibitor information can be found at http://www.motorcycleshows.com.

The Auto Channel and TACH are trademarks of The Auto Channel, Inc., all rights reserved.

Company Contact:

Larkin Hill
The Auto Channel
(916) 852-1956
email: lhill@theautochannel.com

Glenda Perriguey
Team Powersports
email: gperriguey@advanstar.com

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